Join another Earth911 Conversation about the critical divides in U.S. politics and climate policy with Kevin Wilhelm of Sustainable Business Consulting and Danielle Butcher, chief operating officer and executive vice president of the young-conservative organization, the American Conservation Coalition. We discuss the differences in the right- and left-leaning climate policy debate, the role of generational change in the future of U.S. climate regulations, and the potential for establishing a new center for political discourse.
Host Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Wilhelm and Butcher about the role of economic stimulus, educational funding, and the federal government’s ability to shape economic priorities through incentives and carbon pricing. Hear how there are actually mutually agreeable positions emerging in the climate debate.
Kevin Wilhelm is the author of How to Talk to the “Other Side”: Common Ground in the Time of Coronavirus, Recession, and Climate Change and an adjunct professor at Harvard University. Danielle Butcher is a leader of the American Conservation Coalition, a nonprofit “dedicated to mobilizing young people around environmental action through common-sense, market-based, and limited-government ideals” based on localism, capitalist ideas, and innovation.
This is the third in our Conversation series featuring Wilhelm, Ratcliffe, and guests from across the political, urban-rural, generational, and social justice spectrum.
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This podcast was originally published on January 25, 2021.